The scars are real, but the healing is, too. Bart Millard, the lead singer of MercyMe, survived a childhood filled with emotional and physical abuse, suffering from both at the hands of his father. While growing up in Greenville, Texas, Millard was beaten by his dad nearly every week. His mother fled their home when she could no longer withstand the violence, and Millard was left to cope with an angry, embittered father.
Ask Ruben Studdard about the fabric of his life, and songs by Luther Vandross form a constant, silken thread. Birmingham's first "American Idol" winner grew up listening to that rich and romantic voice, as Vandross caressed lyrics on albums cherished by Ruben's mother, schoolteacher Emily Studdard. "My mom -- even when I was a kid, and didn't care about hearing a Luther Vandross song -- my mom was the biggest Luther Vandross fan," Studdard says.
By Mary Colurso | email@example.com | Posted March 12, 2018 at 07:15 AM | Updated March 12, 2018 at 08:57 AM Got spring fever yet? All you need to do is look at the concert calendar in Alabama. A wealth of music is planned here, from artists such as Dave Matthews Band, Of Montreal, Kirk Franklin, Meshell Ndegeocello, Modest Mouse, the Eagles, Beck, Wynonna and many more. Here are 75 shows that made our list at venues throughout the state, March-May 2018.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".